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Jan
18
Fri
Albuquerque Comic Con @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Jan 18 – Jan 20 all-day

ALBUQUERQUE Comic Con

JAN 18-20, 2019 in Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM.

If it’s January it’s Albuquerque Comic Con.

Aquarium Overnighters @ ABQ BioPark @ ABQ BioPark
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Aquarium Overnight – August

Join us at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium!

When

Aug 17, 2018 06:30 PM – Aug 18, 2018 08:00 AM

Where

ABQ BioPark Aquarium
2601 Central Avenue NW
AlbuquerqueNM 87104

Description

Pack your pajamas and pillow for the ultimate sleepover! This month’s theme is Sleeping with the Sharks.

Explore the Aquarium at night and learn in depth about ocean animals. Meet marine animals up close at the touchpools, play a game, get crafty (we provide ideas and supplies) and take in a marine movie at the Aquarium theater.

Check in is from 6:30-7 p.m. on Friday. Overnights last until 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Find more Aquarium Overnight events.

FAQs

Learn more about Aquarium Overnights on our Aquarium Overnight FAQs page.

Registration

Pre-registration is required and participation is reserved only after payment is received. No refunds for Aquarium Overnight ticket purchases. Group size is limited.

For more information, please call our Education Clerk at (505) 848-7180.

Price

$30, reservations required.
Jan
19
Sat
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade & March
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday by marching in solidarity and peace. March route begins at the NE corner of University Blvd NE & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave NE in Albuquerque. Ends at 1 Civic Plaza with the Commemoration Ceremony.

New Mexico Philharmonic Mozart Times Three @ Popejoy Hall
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Three works written by the greatest of the great in a sure-to-sell-out concert! This night of wondrous music opens with the Turkish-inspired music of the Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio. Followed by Mozart’s masterwork of drama and beauty, his Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor played by Olga Kern International Piano Competition Third-Prize Winner, Anastasiya Naplekova, who the Cincinnati Enquirer said performed with “effortless virtuosity.”

Also featured is Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 – an emotionally charged masterpiece.

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6 p.m. / 5 p.m. Pre-concert Talk

A. Naplekova

Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Anastasiya Naplekova piano

Mozart Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart Piano No. 20 in d minor
Mozart Symphony No. 40

Three works written by the greatest of the great in a sure-to-sell-out concert! This night of wondrous music opens with the Turkish-inspired music of the Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio.Followed by Mozart’s masterwork of drama and beauty, his Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor played by Olga Kern International Piano Competition Third-Prize Winner, Anastasiya Naplekova, who the Cincinnati Enquirer said performed with “effortless virtuosity.” Also featured is Mozart’s Symphony No. 40—an emotionally charged masterpiece.

Popejoy Hall / 203 Cornell Dr NE / Albuquerque, NM 87106

Jan
25
Fri
Concert: Flor de Toloache – Albuquerque @ South Broadway Cultural Center
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Flor de Toloache

Jan 25, 2019
07:30 PM – 09:15 PM

Latin Grammy Winners Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its first and only all­-women Mariachi Group. The members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries-old traditions of Mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.

Jan
26
Sat
Souper Bowl 2019 @ Road Runner Food Bank of New Mexico
Jan 26 all-day

 

Roadrunner Food Bank Souper Bowl

Souper Bowl 2019

Join us for Souper Bowl 2019. It’s a perfect event for all “foodies!”  The annual soup and dessert event brings 1,200 people into our warehouse to enjoy the wonderful creations from up to 40 local restaurants.

Event Date: Saturday, January 26

Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Address: 5840 Office Blvd NE (at Roadrunner Food Bank)

Guests of Souper Bowl sample food to their heart’s content, vote for our People’s Choice winners, and have a chance to win great raffle prizes including two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines. Live music will entertain guests throughout the event too! You won’t want to miss this.

Ticket Prices Starting January 5:

  • Adults: $50
  • Children (5-12 years old): $15
  • Children under 5 years of age: FREE
Jan
30
Wed
Shen Yun at Popejoy Hall @ Popejoy Hall
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A Heavenly Gift

The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired.

Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage…

Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!

Classical dance and music with live orchestra, 5,000 years of civilization reborn.

There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendor, as if all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the beat of a drum. What if you could journey back and visit this lost world…?

Now you can. Shen Yun invites you to experience this divine culture of the Middle Kingdom. Shen Yun brings the profound spirit of this lost civilization to life on stage with unrivaled artistic mastery. Every dance movement, every musical note, makes this a stunning visual and emotional experience you won’t find anywhere else. See for yourself why this performance is leaving millions around the world in awe.

“Absolutely the No. 1 show in the world!” – Kenn Wells, legendary lead dancer of the English National Ballet

“Exquisitely beautiful! The level of skill, but also the power of the archetypes and the narratives were startling.” – Cate Blanchet, Academy Award-winning actress

“The greatest of the great! A MUST SEE!” – Christine Walevska, world-renowned musician.

Feb
1
Fri
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

Feb
9
Sat
Los Ranchos Growers’ and Art Markets @ Los Ranchos Growers' Market & Art Market
Feb 9 all-day

Los Ranchos Growers’ and Art Markets

Regular Season, May 4 – November 9, 2019

Winter Markets: 2nd Saturday of the month, Dec – April, 10 am – noon 

Market Tables Note:  Lots of fresh local produce and products!

Carrots, leeks, apples, beets, Jerusalem artichokes, radishes, turnips, assorted greens, onions, garlic, seasonal plants, eggs, jams/jellies, various pastries (regular and gluten free), honey, local products, burritos, popcorn, hot coffee, and more!

Artists

The Los Ranchos Art Market is a wonderful place to find creative and unique products handcrafted by New Mexico artists.  Available products include jewelry in various styles and materials, pottery, glass mosaics, wooden home accessories, crocheted hats, toys, and other goodies, wind chimes, soap and other personal care products, quilts and other fabric creations, leather products, batik t-shirts, photographs, wall art in various styles and mediums, metal products, tie dyed wearables, upcycled furniture, pet products, knives, and candles.  There is always something new to discover!

Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally @ Balloon Fiesta Park
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day

2019 FRIENDS & LOVERS BALLOON RALLY

Friends and Lovers is the second biggest Balloon Rally in the Country! Come and join us for this Free Event and experience the unbelievable sites and sounds of Hot air Ballooning.

ABQ Megaband Jam @ Apple Mountain Music
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“The Albuquerque Megaband” is an open community band which provides an opportunity for musicians to get together and play acoustic string band music. Megaband practices are held on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE (www.applemtnmusic.com/). The Megaband is also meeting at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE, (http://www.winningcoffeeco.com/)  on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm. Please join us!

ABQ Megaband Jam – 2019? @ Apple Mountain Music
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“The Albuquerque Megaband” is an open community band which provides an opportunity for musicians to get together and play acoustic string band music. Megaband practices are held on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE (www.applemtnmusic.com/). The Megaband is also meeting at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE, (http://www.winningcoffeeco.com/)  on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm. Please join us!

Feb
15
Fri
Aquarium Overnighters @ ABQ BioPark @ ABQ BioPark
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Aquarium Overnight – August

Join us at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium!

When

Aug 17, 2018 06:30 PM – Aug 18, 2018 08:00 AM

Where

ABQ BioPark Aquarium
2601 Central Avenue NW
AlbuquerqueNM 87104

Description

Pack your pajamas and pillow for the ultimate sleepover! This month’s theme is Sleeping with the Sharks.

Explore the Aquarium at night and learn in depth about ocean animals. Meet marine animals up close at the touchpools, play a game, get crafty (we provide ideas and supplies) and take in a marine movie at the Aquarium theater.

Check in is from 6:30-7 p.m. on Friday. Overnights last until 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Find more Aquarium Overnight events.

FAQs

Learn more about Aquarium Overnights on our Aquarium Overnight FAQs page.

Registration

Pre-registration is required and participation is reserved only after payment is received. No refunds for Aquarium Overnight ticket purchases. Group size is limited.

For more information, please call our Education Clerk at (505) 848-7180.

Price

$30, reservations required.
Feb
16
Sat
Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival @ El Dorado High School Music Department
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival

featuring Michael Rodriguez and Joel Frahm with the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra and UNM Jazz Band I

Saturday, February 16, 2019

7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Student/Senior/NMJW Member
Eldorado High School Performing Arts Center (11300 Montgomery Blvd. NE)
Tickets available online at:HoldMyTicket.com
presented in partnership w/UNM Department of Jazz Studies

The Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival & New Mexico Jazz Workshop present Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra featuring trumpeter Michael Rodriguez and UNM Jazz Band I featuring saxophonist Joel Frahm. The Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Festival is a 2 day event for Mid School and High School musicians from across New Mexico. It culminates in a Saturday evening concert that features the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra, UNM Jazz Band I and the festival’s guest clinicians.

Performing with the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra is Grammy-nominated trumpeter/composer Michael Rodriguez. Originally from Queens, New York, Michael was inspired to pursue music as a career by his father, Roberto Rodriguez, who is a drummer. Michael studied at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida and continued his studies at the University of Miami. After completing two years at the University of Miami, he transfered to the New School University in New York where he received his B.A. Michael is currently a faculty member at the New York University Jazz Department. He has performed and toured with Clark Terry, Bobby Watson, Quincy Jones, Joe Lovano, Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra, pop icon Jessica Simpson, Chico O’farill Orchestra, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and is a member of Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra.

oining UNM’s Jazz Band I, saxophonist, Joel Frahm, has been active in the Northeast and beyond for over two decades where he has formed associations and performed with jazz greats Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Victor Lewis, Larry Goldings, Betty Carter, Dewey Redman, Lee Konitz, Pat Martino, and the famed The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music, Joel has enjoyed critical acclaim for his duet recordings and performances with pianist Brad Mehldau.

Founded in 1982 by Pancho Romero, the 19-member Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra (AJO) has been delighting audiences throughout the Southwest for more than thirty years. For many years under the leadership of trombonist John Sanks, the band has had the opportunity to perform with an impressive list of guest artists, including Pete Christlieb, Jim Pugh, Scott Wendholt, John Fedchock, Wayne Bergeron, Butch Miles and jazz trumpet legend and Albuquerque native Bobby Shew, who served as the Musical Director of AJO from 2007 to 2010. The AJO was honored to be a part of the New Mexico Jazz Festival, performing the music of Toshiko Akyioshi with Ms. Akyioshi conducting and Lew Tabackin as featured soloist. The personnel in the AJO features professional and semi-professional musicians, many of whom are public school and university educators: Glenn Kostur, Aaron Lovato, Lee Taylor, Diantha Swoboda, Paul Blakey, woodwinds; Derek Warren, Brad Dubbs, Henry Estrada, Kent Erickson, Bruce Dalby, trumpets; John Sanks, Ben Finberg, Chris Buckholz, Bill Austell, trombones; Jim Ahrend, piano; Michael Anthony, guitar; Colin Deuble, bass; and Andy Poling, drums.

 

Feb
23
Sat
Albuquerque Home Remodeling & Lifestyle 2018 Spring Show @ Expo NM
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day

The Spring 2019 Albuquerque Home Remodeling & Lifestyle Show will take place on February 23-24, 2018 at Expo NM / New Mexico State Fairgrounds

Plan to Attend. Here’s Why.


Two weekends each year — in February and September — homeowners and families come to the Albuquerque Home Remodeling Lifestyle Shows to gather ideas, information, and to meet with experts in dozens of different fields. Nowhere else in the Land of Enchantment do you have the opportunity to interact with home remodeling specialists from so many companies at one time, under one roof. If you’ve got a project in mind, this is the place to find advice and assistance. You’ll also have the chance to check out products and services to improve the enjoyment and quality of your life, sample local foods, purchase art, crafts and gifts, plus much more. With shows in both the spring and fall, it’s no wonder why our shows are New Mexico’s largest home-related events. We’ll see you at the next show.

New Mexico Wellness Symposium @ Santa Ana Star Casino
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

This symposium is a gathering of some of the most experienced and dedicated practitioners in New Mexico. These practitioners will be talking about their areas of practice and how it can benefit you. There will also be cross disciplinary panels that will focus on sharing diagnostic and treatment protocols with practitioners and patients.

There will be discussions about some of the most challenging and exciting issues facing integrative and alternative health practitioners, patients and the general public. Many great presenters will be gathered in one place, at one event, for the sole purpose of teaching you how to improve your health and prevent disease. There is an open call for speakers until November 15th. Apply via the website.

Mar
1
Fri
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.